Boeing Reports Strong Second-Quarter; Generated Robust Cash; Raises Revenue Guidance

Published on : Saturday, December 29, 2018

The Boeing Company reported second-quarter revenue of $24.3 billion reflecting higher commercial deliveries and mix, defense volume and services growth (Table 1). GAAP earnings per share increased to $3.73 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP)* increased to $3.33 reflecting solid execution across the company. Results also reflect a charge related to the previously announced Spirit litigation outcome ($0.21 per share). Boeing delivered strong operating cash flow of $4.7 billion, repurchased $3.0 billion of shares, and paid $1.0 billion of dividends.

 

The company’s revenue guidance increased $1 billion to between $97.0 and $99.0 billion, driven by defense volume and services growth. Commercial Airplanes margin guidance is increased to greater than 11.5% on strong performance and Defense, Space & Security margin guidance was adjusted to reflect the impact of cost growth on the KC-46 Tanker program.

 

“We are seeing the results of our One Boeing approach as our teams work together across the Boeing enterprise to deliver value to our customers and grow our business.  In the quarter, we generated improved revenue and earnings, delivered strong cash and captured $27 billion in new orders,” said Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg.

 

“We celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of Boeing Global Services and the one-year revenue service anniversary of the 737 MAX. We booked 239 net commercial airplane orders in the quarter, which included 59 787s – further demonstrating the value this airplane family brings to our customers. Solid progress continued on the 777X program with the first two test aircraft currently being built in the factory. We finalized the production contract for 28 F/A-18 Super Hornets for Kuwait, completed production of the 100th P-8 Poseidon, and conducted two successful tests for the U.S. Air Force’s Minuteman III. Our services business delivered the first 737 Boeing Converted Freighter and secured performance based logistics contracts to support rotorcraft in the Netherlands. Additionally, customers continued to recognize the value of our digital solutions with Etihad Airways signing a contract to implement our crew management solutions.”

 

“Continued services growth, increasing defense volume and strong performance of our commercial business, as well as our positive market outlook, give us the confidence to raise our revenue and Commercial Airplanes margin guidance for the year. We remain focused on execution, driving innovation, continuing to develop and maintain the best team and talent in the industry, and increasing value for our customers, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.”

 

Table 2. Cash Flow Second Quarter First Half
(Millions) 2018 2017 2018 2017
Operating Cash Flow $4,680 $4,949 $7,816 $7,047
Less Additions to Property, Plant & Equipment ($376) ($439) ($770) ($905)
Free Cash Flow* $4,304 $4,510 $7,046 $6,142
* Non-GAAP measures. Complete definitions of Boeing’s non-GAAP measures are on page 7, “Non-GAAP Measures Disclosures.”

 

Operating cash flow in the quarter of $4.7 billion reflects planned higher commercial airplane production rates, strong operating performance, and timing of receipts and expenditures (Table 2). During the quarter, the company repurchased 8.6 million shares for $3.0 billion, leaving $12.0 billion remaining under the current repurchase authorization which is expected to be completed over approximately the next 18 to 24 months. The company also paid $1.0 billion in dividends in the quarter, reflecting a 20 percent increase in dividends per share compared to the same period of the prior year.

 

 

Source:- Boeing Airlines

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